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OVPRI Human Subject Research Protection Blog

The VCU Human Research Protection Program is dedicated to facilitating ethically and scientifically sound research through robust review of research projects and through effective education and outreach to the VCU research community.

Category results for: covid-19

COVID-19 and Human Research: FAQs

The VCU HRPP has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document addressing common questions from investigators about the impact of COVID-19 on human research. Below is a table of contents listing all the questions addressed in the document. Simply click on a question, and you will be taken directly to the corresponding answer within the […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Pause to In-Person Interactions For Studies With Little/No Health Benefits

Please see the announcement below from the Vice President for Research and Innovation, Dr. Sriram Rao. Please continue to monitor the OVPRI COVID-19 Website and this blog for updates on COVID-19 impacts on human research. If you have questions about how this guidance affects your research, please contact the IRB Coordinator assigned to your study. […]

COVID-19 IRB Amendments: Streamlined Contingency Protocol Form Available for Researchers

The VCU HRPP is aware that the current COVID-19 situation will have a significant impact on human subjects research, with many study protocols requiring amendments to adjust study procedures in light of the risks introduced by the COVID-19 outbreak, and the need for social distancing.  To assist investigators in developing COVID-19 contingency plans, the VCU […]

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